ferrets

Ding, Kylie (KAM.RIC) Kylie.Ding at us.kline.com
Sat Mar 19 13:29:20 EST 2005


The currently used collective term is a business of ferrets.

Kylie 
(who has a business curled up asleep behind the tumble-dryer)

> 
> Ferret-fanciers on the list may be amused (if they don't 
> already know it)
> that in Middle English the collective term for ferrets seems 
> to have been
> "a busyness".
> 
> I have to admit that I hadn't thought of ferrets as coming by 
> the flock
> either.  Is that really the modern collective term for them?  I'd've
> thought it ought to be something a bit less pacific.
> 
> Minnow
> 

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